Matthew Strauss serves as Executive Vice President, XFINITY Services for Comcast Cable.
In this role, Matt is responsible for Comcast’s residential lines of business, which include XFINITY Video, XFINITY Internet, XFINITY Home, and XFINITY Voice, including the strategy, development, and deployment of innovative technologies and services across all categories to provide a great entertainment and communications experience for the company’s 29 million customer relationships.
Under Matt’s leadership, Comcast continues the roll out of best-in-class consumer products and services including XFINITY X1, xFi, ultra-fast gigabit speeds, the nation’s largest and fastest Wi-Fi network, as well as new home security and digital home automation features.
Matt previously served as Executive Vice President, Video and Entertainment Services for Comcast Cable. In that role, Matt specifically focused on managing XFINITY Video, one of the nation’s largest pay TV distributors of video and entertainment services, focusing on innovation, personalization, and seamless access to the best entertainment experiences across platforms. He led the video business through a period of unprecedented results and in 2016 alone, helped the company end the year with positive video growth for the first time in a decade. He was one of the pioneers of video on demand and helped transform the entertainment viewing experience for customers by launching X1, cloud DVR, live in-home streaming across devices, the talking guide and the voice remote.
Matt joined the senior management team at Comcast Cable in 2004 as the Senior Vice President, New Media, where he led content acquisition and strategic development of all on demand and cross platform programming properties and services.
Prior to Comcast, Matt served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Rainbow Media’s on demand Service Mag Rack, where he pioneered the video on demand model with one of the first national on demand networks. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Business Development for Rainbow Media, where he led the organization’s acquisition strategy for new and traditional media. He also held several management positions with Disney-ABC, including serving in the Strategic Planning department for the ABC Television Network.
Matt has received several cable industry awards, including the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing’s Mark Award, CableFax magazine’s Programmer of the Year and the Multichannel News’ Innovator of the Year Award for programming. He holds a B.S. from New York University’s Stern School of Business and resides in Cherry Hill, NJ with his wife and four children.